Richard Schoen to receive the 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics

photo of Richard SchoenRichard Schoen, Professor Emeritus, is a co-winner of the 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics. Schoen is being honored for his “for his contributions to geometric analysis and the understanding of the interconnectedness of partial differential equations and differential geometry.”

The Wolf Prize, which was first given in 1978, is awarded by the Wolf Foundation to promote Science and Art “for the benefit of mankind.” The prize, consisting of a certificate and a monetary award, is given annually to outstanding members of the scientific fields—Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine, and Physics—and to the arts—rotating yearly among Architecture, Music, Painting, and Sculpture. Laureates receive their awards from the President of the State of Israel at a special ceremony at the Knesset Building (Israel´s Parliament), in Jerusalem.

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